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New York Hospital Negligence

When people are facing a health crisis, they go to the hospital. The expectation is that the medical staff, every member of the medical staff will provide them with skilled care. The majority of the time patients do receive top notch care from New York hospitals. Unfortunately, there are exceptions. There have been far too many instances in which hospital patients have been seriously injured due to mistakes made by hospital staff. Sometimes the mistakes involve doctors making incorrect diagnoses. In other instances lab technicians botch tests. In still other cases mistakes occur during surgery. When mistakes are made by medical professionals in a hospital, the result can be serious injuries. If were injured while receiving treatment in a hospital, clinic, or other medical facility, contact an experienced New York hospital negligence lawyer as you may be eligible to receive compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

Common types of hospital malpractice

Hospital errors can occur at any stage of care. They can occur while the patient is being cared for by a paramedic while being transported to the hospital. Mistakes can be made in the emergency room. Lab technicians can make errors in testing blood, urine, or tissue samples. Doctors can make errors when diagnosing or treating the patient. Other hospital staff such as nurses, physician assistants, and technicians may also make mistakes that lead the patient to suffer serious injuries. Common types of hospital malpractice include:

  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Hospital infection
  • Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
  • Medication errors, including incorrect medication or incorrect dose
  • Mixing up patient records
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to order proper tests
  • Lab work errors
  • Error in interpreting diagnostic tests
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
Liability for medical negligence

As a New York hospital negligence attorney can explain, when a victim is injured while receiving care in a hospital or other medical facility due to medical negligence, there may be several possible defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit. It may be appropriate for the victim to file the lawsuit against the hospital, or it may be appropriate to file the lawsuit against a one or more medical professionals. If the mistake was made by an employee of the hospital such as a doctor, nurse, medical technician, lab technician, or paramedic, then the negligent employee as well as the hospital may be liable. While in some cases a doctor may be an employee of the hospital, in other cases the doctor maybe an independent contractor. If the doctor made the medical mistake, then the doctor would face the medical malpractice claim. Also, if an employee was under the direct supervision of a doctor, then the employee and the doctor may be liable for the employee’s medical mistakes. A skilled hospital negligence attorney in New York will determine who was at fault after review your medical records and gathering other evidence in your case.

When you file your medical malpractice claim you can demand compensation for your past and future medical expenses related to the injury caused by the medical negligence, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

For two decades the hospital negligence attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have been the trusted advocates for clients injured by the negligence of others. If you believe that your injuries were sustained due to the negligence of the medical facility proving your treatment, contact us to discuss your case as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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